The abuse of widows and their children constitutes one of the most serious violations of human rights and obstacles to development today, according to the United Nations. Millions of the world’s widows endure extreme poverty, ostracism, violence, homelessness, ill health and discrimination in law and custom.
To give special recognition to the situation of widows of all ages and across regions and cultures, the United Nations General Assembly declared 23 June 2011 as the first-ever International Widows’ Day, to be celebrated annually. Since then, the world has awoken to speak up against inhumane practices against widows.
On this edition of RivEthics, our voices are also resonating as Mrs. Patricia Onyemachi Wali, a widow, speaks boldly on the issue. We believe this edition will greatly illuminate your mind on the plight of widows and help you care more for, and protect the interests of, Widows around you.
You can also listen to and download the Pidgin English version of this Episode below